Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig)
Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2010)

Robert has a number of skeletons in his cupboard, which he is determined to bury. Although, hardly his dream job, Robert sees the position of temporary village constable as a necessary stage on the road to rehabilitation. He just needs to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by Henrik Ruben Ganz's assured direction, this knotty Danish noir thriller steers audiences into some nicely unexpected territory.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Lurid and stylish, this 2008 Danish feature plays like a cross between The Postman Always Rings Twice and High Noon, with a dash of Gothic thriller.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Terribly Happy must surely be the greatest Danish Western ever made.

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Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal

"Terribly Happy" is a little light on the plotting, going on narrative autopilot for the last third of the film instead of giving us a few extra turns of the screw for good measure.

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Alissa Simon

Entertaining and full of surprising twists, this highly cinematic tale of a Copenhagen policeman working punishment duty in the provinces plays with genre in a manner that can be compared with the Coen brothers or David Lynch.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The characters are intended to be slightly stupid, but the writing isn't necessarily smarter.

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Sean Axmaker

Not quite a comedy but as darkly comic a crime drama as you'll find, this offbeat modern noir... is a weirdly compelling portrait of a town that has its own sense of justice...

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Genz creates a distinctive look and feel in the film. The town is drab, the people wrung out, and the moments of passion are smoothed back down into the tired routine.

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Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

The setting is stark and simple - a semi-deserted, two-street town amid long, flat marshland - but Director Henrik Ruben Genz infuses it all with a dark, twisted beauty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
not a happy film. not a terrible one either. but it does have a cop with a big moustache and a gun that he never uses. people have flashy show-offy names and… More
Cynthia S.
A very well written story that seems to move slow but unfolds nicely into a story that only could have happened in the small town that it did. It merges murder,… More
El Hombre Invisible
Terribly Happy is a Danish film about small town paranoia with echoes of The Coen Bros. film, Blood Simple. Although based on a true story, it also borrows a… More
Reza Mohseni
Another movie which is based on accidents and incidents.Less about the characters and more about the events.Its unpredictable and we have no idea what will… More
Steven Carrier
I mean, if you are into these slick foreign thrillers that are so desperately trying to live up to their American influences (in the case of "Terribly… More
Stefanie C
Twisted! What is even better about this film is that it is based on true events. There is humor in this, but it's very dark and subtle. There really is… More